Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:
"Guests were met with the soft and periodic sound of whizzing traffic on one side and ferry boats on the other as they made their way up the steps into the new Oakland offices of Sunset Magazine in Jack London Square. A smiling security guard opened the door with a small whoosh and let them enter the 110,000-square foot office space with white cubicles and office chairs on one end and tables for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and party bags on the other."
"Sunset Magazine, a lifestyle publication established in 1898 and focusing on western U.S. living, was hosting a launch party celebrating the new: its move from Menlo Park to Oakland; editor-in-chief Irene Edwards taking over for Peggy Northrop; and its broader editorial and readership direction, shifting from an older suburban audience and editorial focus to a younger metropolitan one."
UC Berkeley’s 1st mental health conference addresses stigma // The Daily Californian
"The Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President and You Mean More, a campus club focused on mental health awareness and suicide prevention, hosted UC Berkeley’s first annual mental health conference, 'Stronger than Stigma,' on Saturday."
"The conference used an interdisciplinary approach to address mental health-related topics through a variety of perspectives, such as intersectionality. The conference also included breakout sessions led by various campus students and organizations, addressing topics such as body image, circadian sleep rhythms, identity and suicide-prevention methods."
In Their Words: Growing Up In Old Fillmore // Hoodline
"Shaquina Blake is an IT professional turned multi-media journalist. She has a travel blog at Travelista TV and is a contributor for The Guardian US."
"She also grew up in The Fillmore in the 80s and 90s, and in the article below shares her memories and photos with us about those years."
Fourth woman sexually assaulted near UC Berkeley // SF Examiner
"Police in Northern California say a fourth woman was sexually assaulted near the University of California, Berkeley campus, and investigators are searching for a man suspected in all the attacks."
Up to 800 housing units proposed near Richmond BART Station // Richmond Standard
"The San Francisco Business Times reported earlier this week on a new plan to build up to 800 units near Richmond BART Station as part of the Richmond Transit Village-Metro Walk project."
"Developers had initially planned 99 affordable condos in the second phase of the project, to go with 132 units built in the first phase, the Business Times said. But a growing call for affordable housing in Richmond has prompted developers to amend the project’s second phase to “include between 300 and 800 apartments for workers and seniors,” at least 30-percent affordable, Alexis Gevorgian, founder of AMG & Associates, told the Times."
"Every Sunday night for the last two years, San Francisco’s Boom Boom Room has played host to Return of the Cypher, or ROTC for short."
"The event’s website describes it as a show that 'features amazing local freestyle artists taking the stage in improvised sessions, known as Cyphers, where emcees, singers, beat-boxers and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of pure skill.'"